Sam Sheridan

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Pandora, YouTube, AM/FM, Spotify compete for ears as American listenership evolves: Infinite Dial 2016

The Infinite Dial, a consumer research project that tracks listening habits and trends of American teens and adults, was released today for 2016, …

Apple Music

How Does Spotify Make Money? Here's the Business Model Behind the Streaming Service

Streaming is at the forefront of the music industry business, as fewer consumers buy physical music material. From free to as little as $4.99 for a …

Streaming

Pandora: $150m plan to take on Spotify

Music-streaming service Pandora announced its latest financial results last night, revealing revenues of $1.16bn in 2015, but a net loss of …

Pandora executives on listening, licenses, labels, and more

The most informative part of quarterly earnings calls can be the Q&A with investors, for the strategic story beyond the financials. Pandora’s recent …

Spotify Announces Google Cloud Platform Partnership

Spotify announced today on their news blog that they have selected Google Cloud Platform as an infrastructure partner for their popular music streaming service. Up until now, it appears Spotify has been managing that hardware burden themselves via multiple providers and data centers (including …

Amazon Web Services

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek gives a candid take on his company’s battle with Apple Music

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek recently sat down for a Q&A session on Quora where the founder of the popular music streaming service answered a wide array of …

The world's most successful hedge fund just made a big change — here's a look inside its unique culture

Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund with $169 billion in assets, just had a big shake-up in leadership.<p>It hired former Apple executive Jon Rubinstein as co-CEO to replace Greg Jensen, who will now function as co-CIO.<p>The move is part of a plan unfolding over the next several years …

Markets
Automation

CDs Are Dying and Kanye West Is Hosting the Funeral

Kanye West has, at various times in his career, attacked the prison-industrial complex, Wiz Khalifa, homophobia in hip-hop, water bottles on …

Wiz Khalifa

This Guy Says Getting Rid of Time Zones Will Improve Everyone's Life

Meeting the professors who want a 364-day calendar and for everyone in New York to start working at 2 PM.<p>You would never complain that a mile is too long, or a decibel too loud, so it's hard to imagine how something like time can stop working. Time is just a thing we have, and despite all the …

Free Trade

Italy isn't Greece — it's worse

<i>In the 14th century, the Medici family of Florence began its rise to prominence, investing profits from a thriving textile trade to fund what would become the largest banking institution in Europe. The success of the legendary banking family helped to usher in the Italian Renaissance and thus</i> …

European Union

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About U.S. Innovation

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders recently gained a lot of attention when he pointed out one very important point …

Innovation